leather goods

The Serapian Grape eco-leather capsule collection.

Fashion Scoops

Serapian Debuts Sustainable Capsule

Crafted from a faux leather material derived from Italian grapes’ leftovers, the collection will debut this week.

clock July 22, 2020Martino Carrera

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Fashion Scoops

Polimoda, Lineapelle Team on Leather Research Hub

The partnership is aimed at fostering research and innovation in the leather goods manufacturing and tannery fields.

clock June 17, 2020Martino Carrera

Mipel

Leather Goods

Mipel Exhibitors Focus on Craftsmanship, Sustainability

The leather goods trade show closed just before the coronavirus outbreak hit Milan and exhibitors urged to rethink the supply chain.

clock February 28, 2020Noemi Di Natale

Etro

Business Features

Etro’s GM Outlines Growth Avenues

Francesco Freschi views digital, the Far East and leather goods as three main pillars to support the company’s development.

clock December 11, 2019Luisa Zargani

Pineider

Leather Goods

Pineider Rebuilding Business

Under a new owner, Pineider has emerged from the brink of liquidation and its MD Giuseppe Rossi is developing a strategy that rests on the pillars of writing paper, luxury pens and leather goods, and expert production brought back to Florence. 

clock October 1, 2019Luisa Zargani

Mipel trade show at Milano-Rho fairgrounds

Handbags

Mipel Closes in Milan on an Upbeat Note

Sustainability was a key theme at the leather goods trade show.

clock September 26, 2019Julieta Sabino

A look from Namesake's leather men's wear offering.

Fashion Scoops

Namesake Is Now Letting You Customize Your Leather Jacket Online

Plus, Rosa Halpern’s bespoke, cool-girl leather brand expands into new fashion categories.

clock September 3, 2019Emily Mercer

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Retail

Bally Unveils Flagship in Milan

Located on the corner between Via Montenapoleone and Via Manzoni, the store presents a new blueprint by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects and covers 6,048 square feet.

clock August 30, 2019Luisa Zargani

A look from Prada Resort 2020

Financial

Prada Sees Ending Seasonal Markdowns, Rationalizing Wholesale Channel as Steps for Growth

The Italian luxury group is already seeing positive trends in full-price sales as it reports growing profits and revenues in the first six months of the year.

clock August 1, 2019Luisa Zargani

Salvatore Ferragamo

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Shares Slump, Analysts Cautious Following H1 Results

A second half expected to be in line with the first half, concerns over the Hong Kong protests, and a lack of significant improvements worried analysts, despite the company’s increase in sales and profitability in the period and the first signs of a turnaround.

clock July 31, 2019Luisa Zargani

Salvatore Ferragamo's '42 Degrees' capsule collection of eco-friendly accessories.

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Strategies Help Profits, Sales Grow in First Half

The Florence-based company saw its core footwear and leather goods categories post gains and expects the second half of the year to be in line with the first.

clock July 30, 2019Luisa Zargani

Bally

Business Features

Bally Reveals Mount Everest Clean-up Initiative

This is part of a comprehensive sustainability and social responsibility strategy, said ceo Nicolas Girotto in his first interview since taking the helm of the company in May.

clock July 25, 2019Luisa Zargani

Chanel bags

Mergers and Acquisitions

Chanel Buys Stake in Italian Tannery Samanta

Located in Tuscany’s leather manufacturing area, the company specializes in printed leather.

clock July 10, 2019Joelle Diderich

Assopellettieri newly appointed president Franco Gabbrielli.

Human Resources

Assopellettieri Appoints New President

Franco Gabbrielli will helm the association of Italian leather goods manufacturers until 2022, succeeding Riccardo Braccialini.

clock June 26, 2019Martino Carrera

Bottega Veneta's new creative director Daniel Lee maximized the brandÕs signature Intrecciato weaving for structured bags with a puffy feel.

Fashion Scoops

Bottega Veneta Expands Leather Goods Industrial Plant

A new 64,583 square-foot unit located near Vicenza in the Veneto region will bow by the end of 2020.

clock June 25, 2019Martino Carrera

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